EWEB Introduces Water Response Trailers

EUGENE, Ore. — In many emergency situations water is critical. The Eugene Water and Electric Board introduced its new emergency plan this weekend. EWEB debuted its Water Incident Response Trailers at the Eugene Celebration. EWEB says the trailers are vital because Eugene is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest to not have a second … Continue reading »

Youth Take Environmental Action

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s all things Eugene this weekend at the Eugene Celebration, and what better way to represent the city than to have a sustainability section. Several vendors covered all things green and recycling. One group, The Trust Campaign, says it works with students and encourages them to take environmental action through ways like … Continue reading »

Sanitation Issues Near SLEEPS Camp

EUGENE, Ore. — While the Eugene Celebration takes place downtown, homeless rights advocates are staying put. Protesters with SLEEPS have set up tents in the downtown area. Demonstrators say that some of the campers were previously staying in the wetlands on the outskirts of town, but moved here when they were forced out. The group … Continue reading »

Students Build Electric Cars

EUGENE, Ore. — Students from Willamette High School will be showcasing some of their motor skills in the Eugene Celebration Parade. Students in the Electrathon Car Program have been working on electric vehicles for the event, and after the parade, they will host races with other schools. High school senior Alexander Clark says that while … Continue reading »

Artists Work With Recycled Materials

EUGENE, Ore. — Some artists will be showing off their work at the Eugene Celebration this weekend. It’s part of the Object Afterlife Art Challenge Exhibit. Artists were given mystery materials from the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts and had two months to create their pieces. Materials included dryer lint, leather scraps, circuit boards … Continue reading »

Street Closures for Eugene Celebration

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Celebration starts Friday and crews spent Thursday night preparing downtown for the celebration. Thursday night crews shut down Willamette Street from Tenth to Eighth, Broadway from Oak to Charnelton, and Olive from Tenth to Eighth. Crews will spend Thursday night building stages and setting up for Friday’s 5:00 p.m. start. … Continue reading »

Interview: Eugene Celebration

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s almost time for this year’s Eugene Celebration. The event runs from August 23 to August 25, and will include lots of great music, food and a big pet parade. Cami White with the Eugene Celebration joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more … Continue reading »

Out & About: Aug. 16-18

The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival isn’t the only event happening in western Oregon this weekend.  In fact, there’s plenty of fun for the whole family.  KDUK’S Valerie Steele shows us what’s going on Out and About.   Good Vibes Summer Tour Sasquatch Throwdown Western Oregon Exposition Heritage Fair Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival Eugene … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebration Affects Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — Food vendors inside the Eugene Celebration’s gates say business, as expected, is busy. But some local businesses inside the footprint say they’ve seen staggering sales. Most bars say their sales hover around the same or more, owners say likely because of loyal clientele, late hours, and of course celebration goers. But Voo-Doo … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebration Kicks Off Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — A 30-year-old party is back downtown as a city comes together to celebrate. Organizers of the Eugene Celebration say they’ve barely kept up with ticket sales this year and expect to see tens of thousands of people head downtown to enjoy the three-day party. “We’ve had great participation from the community this … Continue reading »

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